Why do birds suddenly appear every time Kristal and Jonny Boy are near?

Kristal and Jonny Boy – In the Morning Swedish band Kristal and Jonny Boy are performers Kristina Hanses (vocals, lyrics and dance) and Jonny Eriksson (guitar, music and drum machine). ” In the Morning” is a sophisticated, delicious electronic rumination, suffused with worry and regret – listen once and it will be in your head…

Is there life on Marsmobil?

Marsmobil – Shadows Of The Inner Light It’s my first time hearing Marsmobil, and what an introduction – “Shadows Of The Inner Light” is a masterclass in songcraft, combining electronics, sci-fi, prog and dance into a very alluring whole. The vocals with (I think) Amber Lin are sublime. The tune worms it’s way into your…

When you hear one Cinder Well you’ll want to hear Cinder eile.

Cinder Well – Insulation of the Silence There’s nothing like a dark, strange and wonderful song to shock you out of the mundanity of a Monday morning, not long after Christ has risen and there’s nothing to look forward to but the long stretch in the evenings, the creeping warmth of the churning seasons and…

Have Tuath been smoking the pipsissewa?

Tuath -I’m Sorry Young Man “It was the drugs Now everything is fucked” Late breaking news, very late acturally. How late it was how late (great book, read it). So, Tuath have (has?) a fantastic new EP “Youth” out since the beginning of March which I thought I’d posted already – it was the drugs,…

A cautionary tale from GAUPA

GAUPA – The Drunk Autopussy Wants to Fight You “Sex is elusive And a constant battle” Story of my life, but perhaps not in the way of “The Drunk Autopussy Wants To Fight You” by GAUPA – let’s be honest here, is the best song title we’ve had on SWIT bar none. Even better –…

We’re up all night with Satin Jackets and David Harks

Satin Jackets – Through The Night (feat. David Harks) “I don’t need your love but it feels so fine, It’s the way that you’ve been loving me, Through the night” 🙂 Well, “Through The Night”* (Eskimo Recordings) is the new single by dynamic duo Satin Jackets (German producer Tim Bernhardt) and David Harks. It’s another…

Living Hour go under cover.

Living Hour – Tous les garcons et les filles Living Hour has a habit of taking me back to my childhood and they’ve done it again with this rather glorious cover version of “Tous les garcons et les filles”, the Francois Hardy classic. I fell in love with the song, the singer and consequently France…

Good Times Only allowed here on SWIT

Good Times Only – Kolem So sometimes amid the thousands of submissions we get each week here at SWIT, I jump into the balloon and decide to head to a particular destination to check out what’s going on there. Hovering over beautiful Prague this week we picked up the sounds of Good Times Only and…

SWIT Premiere: savedhistory – las drogas son (no) buenas para ti

savedhistory – las drogas son (no) buenas para ti savedhistory is the mysterious Nadine G (Nads) from Manila. On her Bandcamp page, it simply says “for odd people”. That’s Gerry taken care of. We’re delighted to premiere her new EP “las drogas son (no) buenas para ti”. The songs are short, dreamlike and enigmatic. Ghostly…

Ignore Ferals at your peril

Ferals – Brendan Rodgers Big Music from Belfast band Ferals. Brendan Rodgers (like the title although I’m a gooner or a goner as we should probably be called these days) is the tune that likes to give.It’s got several different movements that kind of reminds me of the mighty Swerverdriver from back in the day.Plenty…

Part 1, wherein we discover Her Skin

Her Skin – Cut Out the Flowers Here is the gently sad, beautiful sung, folk-tinged “Cut Out the Flowers” by Her Skin. Love the understated touches – the keyboard, the whistling (the whistling!) and the little electrical shocks. The song is from the debut LP “Find a Place to Sleep” (WWNBB Collective). Her Skin is…